Director and writer Neil Blomkamp is well known among science fiction fans. He is probably most known for the critically acclaimed and financially successful science fiction film ‘District 9’ and the dystopian science fiction film ‘Elysium’.


Blomkamp’s new venture is directing a series of experimental short films that may serve as the foundation for feature film adaptations.

The first titled ‘Rakka’ is now available and it imagines a – woefully familiar aesthetic – post-apocalyptic world dominated by an alien species that has nearly wiped out humanity.

Rakka features a pretty big A-list star in Sigourney Weaver, who co-starred in Blomkamp’s last feature film Chappie and had given Blomkamp her support to lead his now-dead Alien sequel that would’ve picked up with Ripley, Newt, and Hicks.